Memorial Guild

  Nancy Tierney and Kris Fishman, co-chairs for the Memorial Guild, are looking for volunteers to help coordinate and serve during receptions at church following a memorial. Commitment to this service would require either purchasing supplies and delivering them to church or plating food, serving drinks, and light cleanup before, during, and after [...]

2018-06-14T15:32:50+00:00 News, Worship|

Children’s Day Worship

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster By all accounts, the Outreach Benefit last weekend was a huge success. Funds were raised to support our 39 Outreach Agencies, new friendships were fostered at the dinner tables, and God's love was lifted up. This is one of the ways that we live out the greatest commandment: [...]

2018-05-03T12:47:27+00:00 Children, Church Stories, Worship|

We Need Your Opinion

Kenilworth Union Church Worship Survey You are invited to participate in an important survey regarding our worship services.  Input from everyone in the congregation will guide decisions to best meet your preferences. This short survey has been designed with the help of Richard Day, one of our members, who has had a very distinctive [...]

2018-05-29T10:08:33+00:00 Worship|

44 Reasons To Be At Church This Sunday

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster This Sunday, we will welcome 44 confirmands into membership at Kenilworth Union Church where they will confirm their faith, affirm their faith, and seek God’s blessing. Some hiked and canoed through the wilderness, wondering about God in the deep woods. Others met here at church on Sundays, bumping [...]

2018-04-18T11:22:14+00:00 Church Stories, Worship, Youth Ministry|

The Real Miracle

  By The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg This year Easter falls on April Fool’s Day, an irresistible coincidence for the Christian preacher (the sermon title is April’s Fool). Easter is a moveable feast which can arrive as early as March 22 or as late as April 25, but early or late, it [...]

2018-03-28T10:15:22+00:00 Church Stories, Worship|

Holy Week

  By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster I remember the first time I went to a Maundy Thursday service. It was similar to what we do at Kenilworth Union—the story of the Last Supper paired with the full narrative of Christ's passion and death on the cross. I was shoulder to shoulder with [...]

2018-03-22T08:07:57+00:00 Church Stories, Worship|

Need a reference letter?

By The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest When I need a reference letter, I usually turn to someone who is accomplished in the eyes of the potential recipient and knows me well. So I wonder, if the axiom “Nobody gets to heaven without a letter of reference from the poor” has merit, at the end [...]

2018-03-13T16:28:17+00:00 Church Stories, Outreach, Worship|

Wilderness Confirmation Registration

  July 27–August 4: Eighth graders register now for the confirmation class of 2019. Complete confirmation coursework during a week in the Boundary Waters wilderness with Kenilworth Union youth leaders and experienced wilderness guides. Space is limited and registration closes June 15. Details here.

2018-05-31T13:19:19+00:00 News, Worship, Youth Ministry|

Prayers of the People

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster on the evening of Ash Wednesday O God, from the dust we have come, and to the dust we shall return. You know how we are formed: from the good, rich, thick, earthy soil, from the dirt, from the dust, from the earth. You remember, O God, that [...]

2018-02-20T04:26:16+00:00 Church Stories, Worship|

Sweet on Lent

  By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster The season of Lent comes from the West Germanic word langitinaz which means "lengthening of day" and the Dutch lente which means "spring."​ The days lengthen. The sun returns. Spring emerges. In line with our Christian story, the light (that shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot [...]

2018-02-08T15:25:53+00:00 Church Stories, Worship|